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Nongkrem, Shillong, Meghalaya
One of the most significant festivals in the state of Meghalaya, five-day-long Ka Pomblang Nongkrem is celebrated to thank Goddess Ka Blei Synshar for a good harvest. Predominantly celebrated by the Khasis, the festival sees huge crowds coming together to pray for peace and prosperity of the people of the community. 
One of the most important rituals of this festival is Ka Pom-Blang Nongkrem, in which goats are sacrificed and the meat is offered to the administrative head of Khasi state, the deity and ancestors of the ruling clan. After ceremonial niceties, people revel in music and dancing. Women don colourful costumes and accessorise with gold or silver crowns embellished with yellow blooms. Later, people participate in traditional Nongkrem dance and other festivities.
The festival is held at Smit, the capital of the Khyrem Syiemship.